What does qualify mean?

Definitions for qualify
ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪqual·i·fy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word qualify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualify, measure up(verb)

    prove capable or fit; meet requirements

  2. qualify(verb)

    pronounce fit or able

    "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"

  3. qualify, restrict(verb)

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

  4. qualify, dispose(verb)

    make fit or prepared

    "Your education qualifies you for this job"

  5. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  6. qualify, characterize, characterise(verb)

    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

    "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

  7. modify, qualify(verb)

    add a modifier to a constituent

Wiktionary

  1. qualify(Noun)

    An instance of throwing and catching each prop at least twice.

  2. qualify(Verb)

    To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.

  3. qualify(Verb)

    To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.

  4. qualify(Verb)

    To certify or license someone for something.

  5. qualify(Verb)

    To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.

  6. qualify(Verb)

    To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.

  7. qualify(Verb)

    To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage

  8. qualify(Verb)

    To throw and catch each object at least twice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualify(verb)

    to make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity

  2. Qualify(verb)

    to give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate

  3. Qualify(verb)

    to reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition

  4. Qualify(verb)

    hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors

  5. Qualify(verb)

    to soothe; to cure; -- said of persons

  6. Qualify(verb)

    to be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment

  7. Qualify(verb)

    to obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Qualify

    kwol′i-fī, v.t. to render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary: (Scots law) to prove, confirm.—v.i. to take the necessary steps to fit one's self for a certain position.—adj. Qual′ifiable.—ns. Qualificā′tion, that which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, &c.: (logic) the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term: abatement: (Shak.) pacification; Qual′ificātive, that which qualifies, modifies, or restricts: a qualifying term or statement; Qual′ificātor (R.C.), one who prepares ecclesiastical causes for trial.—adj. Qual′ificātory.—p.adj. Qual′ified, fitted: competent: modified: limited.—adv. Qual′ifiedly.—ns. Qual′ifiedness; Qual′ifier.—adj. Qual′ifying.—Property qualification, the holding of a certain amount of property as a condition to the right of suffrage, &c. [Fr.,—Low L. qualificāre—L. qualis, of what sort, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. qualify

    The capacity and ability to act and do and have the accurate and specific proof of that ability.

    She did qualify for the Director job and achieved so much.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'qualify' in Verbs Frequency: #568

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How to say qualify in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of qualify in a Sentence

  1. Rich Fuerstenberg:

    And we haven't even talked about the Family and Medical Leave Act or other leave that you may qualify for.

  2. Tyreek Hill:

    Hopefully, after this season, if I'm healthy and my mind is still in the right place, I really want to try to qualify for some Olympic teams.

  3. Karolina Pliskova:

    It's always a goal of mine to qualify for the WTA Finals, and I'm proud to have done it for my fourth time. I look forward to competing against the best players of the season.

  4. Susan Matt:

    Not all homesickness was necessarily going to kill you, but if you had a really acute case, it would qualify as nostalgia, there are lots of different sets of overlapping descriptions : a shortness of breath, palpitations of the heart, dysentery, fever, problems with the lungs. Or it was feeling an acute yearning, and then your body would start to close down.

  5. Nabilah Islam:

    I'm running for Congress full time and I can't afford private health insurance and I don't even qualify for Medicaid in Georgia, so, I don't feel safe knocking on doors Nabilah Islam.

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